Related formsneg·a·tiv·ist, nounneg·a·tiv·is·tic, adjectivenon·neg·a·tiv·ism, nounnon·neg·a·tiv·is·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for negativism
“All he gets from Congress is negativism and carping,” says Dallek.
It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.Economic News We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving|Zachary Karabell|November 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.America's Real Problem: We Failed the Middle Class|Arianna Huffington|September 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Negativism and catalepsy are never well developed except in stupor.
Her negativism went beyond ordinary limits in that it affected the expression of the face.
With the exception of negativism, which appears only in the anamnesis, all the cardinal stupor symptoms are found in this history.
The latter seems to indicate some connection between her negativism and death.
The negativism and refusal to go to stool are the outcome of the nervous unrest, not its cause.The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron